Buffalo, New York – Mayor Byron W. Brown and Fire Commissioner William Renaldo announced today that the Buffalo Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) - the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years - to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”. This year’s campaign works to educate everyone about simple but important actions they can take to keep themselves and those around them safe. To learn more, Mayor Brown also encouraged residents and families to attend one of the 5 scheduled Fire House Open Houses in Buffalo.
Mayor Brown stated, “I am pleased that in-person Fire House Open Houses will resume this year, after being postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Buffalo Fire Department’s continued commitment to the safety of our City residents and business owners is greatly appreciated. With a focus on the sounds of fire safety, I encourage children and their families to visit an open house, where they will receive life-saving safety tips and other important information. We all know that the best way to prevent injury and property loss due to a fire is to be prepared.”
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Engine 21
1229 Jefferson Avenue & Kingsley 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Engine 36 - 860 Hertel Avenue 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Engine 2376 - Virginia & Elmwood 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Engine 4 - 939 Abbott Road & Hollywood 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Engine 23 - 3226 Bailey Avenue 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
The Buffalo Fire Department encourages all City residents to embrace the 2021 Fire Prevention Week theme.
Fire Commissioner Renaldo stated, “It’s important to learn the different sounds of smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. What do the sounds mean? Is there a beep or a chirp coming out of your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm? Knowing the difference can save you, your home, and your family. When an alarm makes noise—a beeping sound or a chirping sound—you must take action! Make sure everyone in the home understands the sounds of the alarms and knows how to respond. To learn the sounds of your specific smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, check the manufacturer’s instructions that came in the box, or search the brand and model online.”
At the scheduled Fire House Open Houses, The Buffalo Fire Department will share safety tips, including those listed below, to help you “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”.
Join Mayor Byron W. Brown, Fire Commissioner William Renaldo and members of the Buffalo Fire Department for a fun-filled month of Fire Safety! To find out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in Buffalo, go to www.buffalony.gov or contact the Buffalo Fire Departments Fire Prevention Bureau at (716) 851-5333 extension 752.